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Crime & Public Safety

The new owners of Bay Street appear to be taking the recent high-profile incidents with public safety seriously. CenterCal, who acquired the property this past spring, have announced a series of improvements including some physical...

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Several off-ramps along I-580 in Emeryville & Oakland were closed late Friday evening after a fatal collision, according to the California Highway Patrol. The collision, involving three vehicles, occurred in the West MacArthur underpass near...

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The Emeryville Police Dept. has posted two recent alerts via their Nixle account including a fatal motorcycle crash near IKEA and a carjacking in the Bay Street Parking garage. The carjacking was the second robbery...

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Richmond police are investigating a shooting Wednesday that left a 37-year-old Emeryville man dead and more than 40 shell casings at the scene. Officers responded at about 12:25 p.m. Wednesday to an activation of its...

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Emeryville & West Oakland were once again the target of mass-looting under the cover of unrelated protest activity. This time, local police agencies were able to contain the efforts according to an EPD Nixle alert....

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San Francisco police are asking for the public’s help locating a man reported missing in January and are circulating a photo in the hope someone might recognize him. 50-year Christopher Woitel, a computer programer, is...

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If there’s a silver lining in the ongoing pandemic for Emeryville, it’s been a sharp drop in crime data in our city particularly property crime. After an annual record 2600 reports in 2019, 2020 saw...

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Sad news was delivered to the public today as a body found in the water near the Bay Bridge was identified as 39-year-old Lucas Horan. Horan was last seen swimming from a boat along the...

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Three people were displaced by a Saturday morning house fire in Emeryville according to local fire officials. The blaze was reported about 6:30 a.m. at 1054 47th Street. When firefighters arrived they found the home...

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The Emeryville Police Department are asking for the public’s help locating a man who has been missing since Thursday. 39-year-old Lucas Horan was last swimming from a boat along the shoreline near the Emeryville Marina....

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A pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle a week ago on Grand Avenue in Oakland has been identified by the Alameda County coroner’s bureau as Wayne Sanders, 69, of Emeryville. Sanders died...

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Emeryville Police Officers responded to a call of a robbery in-progress at the CVS Store on San Pablo yesterday evening at about 8:22 p.m. Employees were on premises and there was a large group subjects...

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A Saturday afternoon gun battle in North Oakland’s Longfellow neighborhood has left three men injured. The shooting happened at about 12:10 p.m. on the 800 block of Apgar near West Street just two blocks from...

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The Emeryville Police Department is reporting a shooting near Little Caesars Pizza pizza on 40th street Friday evening. Officers arrived on scene at about 9:30 a.m. and located evidence corroborating the shooting. The victim, a...

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For the second straight weekend, a large gathering of youths became unruly leading to the closure of the Bay Street Shopping Center and a large police presence around Emeryville. This crowd was estimated to be...

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A large group of juveniles reported to be fighting at the Bay Street plaza area was dispersed by Emeryville Police and mutual aid responders on Saturday evening. The incident began at the nearby Powell Street...

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The June, 2020 Emeryville Crime Report saw 109 crimes reported (down from the 146 reported in May). The June report contains the balance of reports from the May 30th mass-looting of our city that were...

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It’s hard to believe it’s been a month since our city experienced a wave of orchestrated looting in the wake of protests over the Minneapolis Police killing of George Floyd. Much of Emeryville remains pockmarked...

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The May, 2020 Emeryville Crime Report saw 173 crimes reported (up dramatically from the 84 reported in April). After four successive months of declines, crime data surged in May. Much of this surge can be...

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Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern declared a state of emergency and ordered the implementation of a countywide curfew today. The order was in response to the national wave of protests that have broken out over...

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The April, 2020 Emeryville Crime Report saw 84 crimes reported (down from the 146 reported in March). The first full month of the shelter order saw both property and violent crime drop dramatically from the...

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After Friday’s Oakland protests descended into violence and looting, area residents braced for the possibility of another night of unrest. Some protesters apparently opted to shift their attention to neighboring Emeryville. But from the get...

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Emeryville City Council will vote to appoint Robert “Hank” Schreeder as Interim Chief Of Police at their June 2 meeting. Five-year Police Chief Jennifer Tejada announced her retirement after 25 years in policing back on...

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Emeryville Police Chief Jennifer Tejada formally announced her retirement from the EPD last week. In a letter to City Manager Christine Daniel, Tejada set her final day with the force as June 12. Tejada was...

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